The Kiss (Le Baiser)

Bronze | 24.7 x 15.8 x 17.4cm | model 1880-1887, cast c. 1898/1902

Auguste Rodin

Nineteenth-century viewers and critics were immediately taken with Rodin's three-dimensional group, entitled Paolo and Francesca, the passionate lovers from the fifth canto of Dante's Inferno. When one enthusiastic critic referred to it as The Kiss, ...
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